"Outside a dog a book is man's best friend, inside a dog it is too dark to read!" -Groucho Marx========="The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid." -Jane Austen========="I don’t believe in the kind of magic in my books. But I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book."-JK Rowling========"I spend a lot of time reading." -Bill Gates=========“Ahhh. Bed, book, kitten, sandwich. All one needed in life, really.” -Jacqueline Kelly=========

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Sunday Salon---Snowmaggedon 2019 (Mostly photos)

Hard to tell where the deck ends and the yard begins. The blobs are flower pots.
Weather: Snowing, windy, and cold. We woke up yesterday to eight new inches of snow, on top of the snow and ice which hadn't melted from earlier in the week. It just started snowing again a few minutes ago and the local meteorologist tells us that we should expect another 6 inches tonight.
Ian enjoyed poking the frosting blobs on the birthday cake.

Michelle Obama event rescheduled due to inclement weather: My mother and sister came up to our house to join us for this book event. It was cancelled mid-day on Thursday but they had already board the Amtrak train en route to our house. They continued north and spent the snowy weekend with us.
Kathy reading to Ian, her grand-nephew

Early Birthday Celebration: Yesterday afternoon we drove up to visit our daughter and son-in-law so my sister and mom could see Ian, our grandson. We had a quick lunch of beef soup and biscuits followed by an early birthday celebration for me. We made it home in the daylight before the temperatures tumbled, again.

Ian is checking out the snowy road in front of his house. Photo Credit: Rita Adams

The Wisdom of Ian: Show your happiness and delight when you see someone you love and give them big, full-body hugs to warm their hearts.

Bingley the snow dog: Who knew? Bingley loves the snow and plays outside for long periods of time before coming in with small and large snowballs attached to his feathery fur. It is a delight to watch him play. (Not sure if my video will play.)
Our Japanese willow is weighed down with snow.

Books: What books? I finished the audiobook of An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green. Loved it! And I'm currently reading the children's classic The BFG by Roald Dahl. Cute.


  1. What a nice weekend you got to spend with your extended family in the snow!

    I have An Absolutely Remarkable Thing, and I think I'm going to read it today.

  2. Sounds like such a nice weekend. Our dog is not a fan of the snow. It bothers his hips and he hates it when he gets those little snowballs stuck on his paws.

  3. I'm glad Bingley is enjoying the snow, but the video wouldn't play for me. The snow is beautiful, but I'm ready for it to go away. I was sad to miss Michelle Obama. I love Ian's wisdom!

  4. Whoa, that's a lot of snow. I hope you stay warm!

  5. WOW, those snow pictures are lovely; our snow begins around noon today. Usually we have about 31" by this time but only 19" so far.

  6. Happy belated ? birthday. It looks like it was a good time with family.

  7. The snow you have received is unbelievable. All my friends who live in WA have been posting beautiful photos. Stay safe and warm!


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